Events & Important Dates

Events and Presentations on Indigenous Health topics

The Indigenous Health Program, the Circle of Support Mentorship Program, and The Global Health Office are always happy partner with other groups and organizations to bring in top notch presenters on an array of Indigenous and diversity topics.

Eagle “Kitpu” Wise - March Break Program

Eagle "Kitpu" Wise March Break Program

Deadline for Applications: TBD

Dalhousie’s Indigenous Health Program, in cooperation with the Johnson Scholarship foundation and the Government of Nova Scotia, is pleased to announce that dates for the 3rd annual Kitpu Wise March Break Health Science Camp.

The Eagle “Kitpu” Wise Program was launched in, 2018 and brought Indigenous youth to the Dalhousie campus for a week of hands on exposure to clinical health education programs and cultural experiences. The program has partnered with Halifax Regional Centre for Education Indigenous Support workers and is now in its 3rd year. Kitpu Wise offers a comprehensive itinerary full of workshops and presentations. We continue to communicate with these students to support their ongoing learning about health science careers. For 2020 we have opened additional seats to meet the needs of the community.

Kitpu Wise March Break Health Science Camp

Application Deadline: TBD

Camp Dates: TBD
Location: Dalhousie University, Halifax campus

Please complete the Reference Form [PDF 111KB] and Application Form [PDF 283KB] and return to

Contact for a hard copy of the Application.

Junior University - Summer Programs

Summer Programs


The Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine's Indigenous Health Program, in partnership with The Johnson Scholarship foundation, will be hosting THREE health sciences summer camps in Nova Scotia for Indigenous students this summer. As a participant in the program, students will be exposed to a variety of health care professions and training programs through interactive, hands on programming. The 2018 camps were a huge success. We were able to put 43 students through the program in 2018 up from 24 in 2017 and the feedback from all involved was extremely positive.  

The Junior University programs are hosted at;

  • Dalhousie University
  • St. Francis Xavier University 
  • Cape Breton University

with the collaboration of Nova Scotia Community College. Indigenous Students from grade (8-11) are encouraged to apply.

Please complete the Application Form [PDF 973 KB] and return to

Contact for a hard copy of the Application.